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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
May 4, 2001

President Bush to Nominate Weiser to be Ambassador of the United States to the Slovak Republic

President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate Ronald Weiser to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Slovak Republic.

"Ron Weiser is a leader in his community and a successful entrepreneur who has been active in numerous civic and philanthropic activities. As U.S Ambassador, he will build on the strong relationship that the U.S. and the Slovak Republic enjoy. I am confident that he will be an excellent representative of the United States," said the President.

Mr. Weiser is the founder, Chairman, and CEO of McKinley Associates and is a member of the Board of Directors and past Chairman of Quantumshift. Governor John Engler appointed Weiser to the Michigan State Officer's Compensation Commission where he has served as Vice-Chairman.  He is currently the Chair of the Michigan Theatre Board of Trustees and has Co-Chaired the United Negro College Fund of Washtenshaw County Michigan for the twelve years.  He is the Co-Chair of the University of Michigan's Center for Community Service and Learning and has previously served on the University of Michigan President's Advisory Board.  A resident of Ann Arbor, he is a graduate of the University of Michigan.